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Wednesday February 19th, 2014

Posted at 7:15am

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The University of Windsor has confirmed that nine CUPE Local 1393 members received layoff notices on Tuesday.

The University says that five jobs are in Information Technology Services, two are in Public Affairs and Communications, and two are in Alumni Affairs and Donor Communications.  All affected employees will be able exercise their right to bump.

In a statement, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman said that the layoffs are a direct consequence of the need for the university to address a projected $5.8 million shortfall in the 2014/15 operating budget.

“The operating budget pressures have been widely communicated for years in updates and public addresses. We are looking at all options, and layoffs are clearly the most difficult decision,” said Dr. Wildeman. “We will look to minimize the need for future layoffs by striving for realistic compensation costs for all employee groups, pursuing opportunities for revenue growth, and focusing investments in the core activities that support the academic and service needs of our students and the research and creative activity across our campus.”

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